Prison Pick-Up & Drop-Off Directions for NEADS Transport Volunteers

Buckley on the NEADS campus

Important Information

  • Volunteers must stick to the time they chose to arrive at the facility. You cannot arrive whenever you want.
    • Disclaimer: Even when arriving during the approved times, please should understand that sometimes there are unexpected events that happen inside the facility (emergencies, fights, etc.) that prevent any movement inside or outside of the facility. This may affect your wait time upon arrival, especially if picking a dog up.
  • Follow the dress code detailed below

Before going into the building:

  • Leave cell phone, smart watches and wallets/purses in the car
  • Bring your license with you

Upon entering the building:

  • Speak to a Correctional Officer at the desk
  • Tell them your name and explain you volunteer for NEADS and you are picking up/dropping off X dog and any associated supplies.
  • Be prepared to show your license.

Dress Code

Aim for professional business casual clothing

The following items are inappropriate to wear in a correctional institution:

  • Jeans or any clothing made of denim of any color
  • Sweat clothing
  • Warm up suits
  • Tee shirts
  • Transparent or sheer clothing and low-cut clothing tops
  • Shorts
  • Tank tops and halter tops
  • Slogans on clothing except for discrete manufacturer's logos
  • Visible underwear
  • Work boots, dress sandals, casual sandals, strappy shoes, shoes with a division or thong between the toes, shoes with a heel greater than 3.5" in height. Open-toed shoes (not sandals) which can be secured to the back of the foot are permitted. Be mindful that your footwear should be professional and business-like.
  • Extremely tightly or loosely fitting clothing
  • Short skirts and dresses
  • Shirts and blouses which leave any portion of the midriff exposed

LOCATION

GPS Address: 2 Clark St. Norfolk, MA 02056

Estimated time from NEADS: 1 – 1 ½ hrs pending traffic

HOURS

Normal business hours:
8:30am – 11am
1pm -2:15pm

After Hours Emergency Only:
3:15pm– 4:15 pm
6pm – 8:15pm

Times to avoid (shift changes, inmate chow, and count times):
Prior to 8am
11:30am – 1pm
4:30pm – 6pm

LOCATION

GPS Address: 1 Barretts Mill Rd, Concord, MA 01742

Time from NEADS: 35 – 55 min pending traffic

HOURS

Normal Business Hours:
8am – 11am
12pm – 2:30pm
 
After Hours Emergency Only:
4:30pm – 8pm

Times to avoid (shift changes, inmate chow, and count times):
6:30am – 7:30am
11am – 11:30am
2:30pm – 3:30pm
3:50pm – 4:20pm
After 8:30pm

LOCATION

GPS Address: 500 Colony Rd, Gardner, MA 01440

Estimated time from NEADS: 20 min

HOURS

Normal Business Hours:
8am – 2:30pm

After Hours Emergency Only:
3:15pm – 4pm
5:30pm – 8pm
 
Times to avoid (shift changes, inmate chow, count times):
Prior to 8am
2:45pm – 3:15pm
4:15pm – 5pm

LOCATION

GPS Address: 74 W Rd., Cranston, RI 02920

  • Address does not bring you right to the parking lot

Time from NEADS: 1 – 1 ½ hrs pending traffic

HOURS

Normal Business Hours:
8am-9:30am
11:30am – 2pm

After Hours Emergency Only:
4pm – 4:30pm
5:30pm – 8pm

Times to avoid (shift changes, inmate chow and count times):
10am - 11:30am
2pm - 4pm
5pm - 5:15pm
After 8pm

LOCATION

GPS Address: 99 Loring Dr, Framingham, MA 01702

Estimated time from NEADS: 45 min – 1 hr 15min depending on traffic

HOURS

TBD